Tips for Editing Black and White Photos

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There are those who think everyone looks better in black and white. In this video, professional photographer Steve Niedorf shows you why with a portrait of his model, Tasha. In Lightroom, he converts his color portrait of her to monochrome by simply clicking on the black and white icon. Next, he uses Highlight Priority vignetting which darkens the edges. Then he removes the granularity on her face with the Soften Skin brush. Finally, he applies other tools such as Clarity for contrast, and highlights for depth. With a portrait of a male model, he takes you through a similar editing process. Do your own experimenting in Lightroom, and you might find that everyone does look better in black and white.

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